This is the day – the day that I re-establish myself as a contributing member of society.  I am uniting myself with the ranks of the fully employed.

After 19 months of instability, I start at Emma this morning.

I have no idea what to expect – except that it’s going to be good.  Whatever it is, it’s going to be really good.  No more Temptress… you can now address me as the Permanentress.

When I moved to Nashville over a year ago (remember this day?), I was a little bit crazy in the head.  I HAD to be – because in order to do something as bold as moving across the country alone with no plan, one must be a small fraction insane.  I was treating the move as an open-ended “study abroad” of sorts, and knew that I was free to leave at any time, should I decide that Nashville wasn’t for me.  Finding work through a temp agency only supported my non-committal relationship with this city.

But now?  Now I have a real job.  A legitimate job.  An awesome job.  A job that tells me, “Hey, Annie, you should probably stick around and see where this road takes you.”  I’m really staying here for awhile.

Life is never quite what we expect, is it?

In this case, I’m glad.



  1. Deborah Barnett on April 6, 2009 at 9:09 AM

    and in this case… I’m really glad. Love the Permanentress.


  2. annie on April 6, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    Sooooooo excited for you!!!

  3. Christina on April 6, 2009 at 9:34 AM

    I’m still a non-contributing member of society. But I make my own marinara sauce from scratch and my house is spotless – can that count for something?

    SERIOUSLY, I am SO thrilled for you. This is such an answer to the prayers of so many for you. I love you, friend.

  4. becca on April 6, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    permanentress. title courtesy of recca bec.

    i’ll be here all your life.

    have fun working!!

  5. Sarah on April 6, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    I love Becca’s line, above: “I’ll be here all your life.” Very cute.

    So happy for you, congratulations. I’m waiting for The One – in my career and in love. One day.

  6. Diana on April 6, 2009 at 2:56 PM

    I am so excited for you! (as well as for myself when I am able to pull up the website and see your face {and witty profile} under the “meet our people” section)

    This will be followed by me jumping up and down while clapping my hands 3rd-grader style.

    I know, I will be going “all out” just for you! But it is well deserved. :)

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